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FormIt Pro: What’s In It For You?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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1.5 CES LUs

FormIt Pro is an intuitive surface modeler, which can be used to model conceptual designs and move the conceptual work (Masses) into Revit software for further development as a BIM project. Or, simply use FormIt Pro as an alternative to SketchUp for smoother model integration with Revit.

Use FormIt Pro to:

  • Facilitate real-time collaboration between team members while working in the Cloud
  • Perform Energy Analyses, when used in conjunction with Insight
  • Enhance Revit models, using family categories

During this presentation, we will look at options for how to use the software and review the current status of its development.

About the Presenter: 

Jim Cowan, ACI, AEC Senior Application Specialist – Jim’s extensive AEC design industry experience, Autodesk design solutions expertise, and status as an Autodesk Certified Instructor have made him a sought-after university curriculum developer, instructor, and presenter. Jim’s areas of expertise include eLearning, interoperability between solutions, and overcoming barriers to the adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM). Educated in Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot–Watt University and in Landscape Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Jim has special focus on sustainability issues: daylight analysis, sun studies, lighting analysis, modeling buildings, and conceptual energy modeling (models with shading  devices).

Learning objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will…

  • Learn at least three ways that FormIt Pro can be used in your practice.
  • Facilitate real-time collaboration between team members while working in the cloud.
  • Perform Energy Analyses, when used in conjunction with Insight.
  • Learn at least three ways to enhance Revit models, using family categories.

Innovative Technology Solution for Leveraging BIM Data

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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Assemble Insight is a cloud-based BIM data solution used today to manage over 7,500 projects. This solution allows Revit and non-Revit users alike to access, analyze, and share data for numerous tasks, including model validation, estimating, visual variance (comparisons), and custom reporting.

During this presentation, you will learn how project teams use Assemble Insight to transform architecture, engineering and construction processes and improve project predictability.

Learning Objectives:

Forthcoming.

BIM Strategies for Collaboration and Data Management in SFO Airport Project

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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As part of San Francisco International Airport $2.4 Billion Redevelopment project, multiple design and consultant teams including Woodsbagot, HKS, Gensler, Kuthranieri, and others worked together for the redevelopment of SFO Terminal 1. The main challenge of utilizing BIM in a project of this scale is collaboration and efficient management of data. This session presents how Autodesk C4R is used to enable the teams to collaborate live in Revit, BIM 360 Docs and Glue used to share and coordinate effectively, and how Ideate tools were used to link large amount of data from Excel files to Revit more efficiently.

About the Presenters:

Pardis Mirmalek is an architect and programmer who’s work focuses on the overlap of design, data and technology. She has worked on a diverse range of projects in New York, San Francsico and Dubai. She received her master of architecture from Princeton University and is currently working as the BIM manager for Woodsbagot-HKS Joint Venture Partners for the SFO International Airport Project.

Sam Tahmasebi, PMP, LEED GA is the BIM Manager from Gensler San Francisco who holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Construction Management from Columbia University. Prior to SFO project, Sam’s experience includes delivering and managing large scale BIM projects in New York including MTA East Side Access.

Streamlining the Delivery of Simultaneous Design Projects

A Revit User Group

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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Kaiser Permanente hired HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm, to simultaneously design two medical office buildings, one in Roseville and one in Redwood City. Join this presentation to hear HOK’s successful approach to streamlining delivery by using several cloud–based services and augmenting the Revit models for rendering and virtual reality, collaboration, file sharing, program validation, and FFE management.

You’ll hear about how they used several tools, including: Autodesk Revit, dRofus, Dynamo, Autodesk A360 VR Panorama, and Autodesk BIM 360 Glue.

About the Presenters:

Brent Martin is an artist, architect, and graphic designer with 18 years of professional experience. Before pursuing a career in architecture, Brent was a graphic designer for seven years, four of them within an architecture firm, where he specialized in corporate identity, publishing, exhibits, way–finding, and architectural graphics. Brent’s career in architecture has focused on institutional projects for companies in the following market sectors: academic, science and tech, justice, and healthcare.

Maggie Hua is an architectural designer at HOK. Born and raised in south China, Maggie has studied architecture and worked in Hong Kong, Shanghai, New Jersey, and Paris, and she is now in San Francisco. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with highest honors and earned a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, where she was also an Assistant Instructor in urban studies and the Public Affairs Chair of the Chinese association.

Collaborating in a BIM World with Bluebeam Revu

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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1.5 CES LUs

As firms of various sizes and specialties transition to BIM, they generate a wealth of information about buildings while improving communication throughout the design and construction processes. How can BIM users make sure all project team members–including consultants, engineers, contractors, and clients who may not be familiar with BIM–can contribute to the conversation?

In this demonstration, we will explore how Bluebeam Revu enables project teams to use PDFs to streamline collaboration in a BIM world. Learn how to share BIM data by creating and redlining 2D and 3D PDFs, and how to collaborate on files in real time using Bluebeam Studio. Also, hear real–world examples of how firms successfully connect everyone on a project through the combined powers of BIM and PDF using Bluebeam Revu.

About the Presenter:

Katie Briggs, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, is an account manager at Bluebeam, where she channels more than five years of construction industry experience to help owners and government organizations optimize workflows and advance efficiency and collaboration with Bluebeam Revu and the Bluebeam Studio Platform.

Liberate Revit Data Through “Intelligent Parts” to Drive Company–Wide Efficiency

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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Helping Manufactures Ensure On–Time Deliveries and Reduce the Cost of Quality. Join Ideate and The vdR Group as we introduce an exciting new approach to instilling an “intelligent parts” paradigm to liberate the value of Revit data.

      11:30am-Noon: Registration and Networking
      Noon-1pm: Presentation

The rigid and siloed structure of Autodesk’s Revit data has been a long–time source of frustration for companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) space. Revit projects and family data rarely “play nice” with enterprise–wide solutions such as ERP systems, PLM software, or even simple document management. While many AEC companies have invested heavily in enterprise solutions, they have found it difficult to seamlessly harmonize those solutions with the Revit environment. At this event, learn how to:

  • Create a secure and controlled Revit data library that acts as the single source of truth for Revit families and types
  • Enrich Revit data with pricing options, documentation, specs, etc., as derived from enterprise applications
  • Optimize data reuse and drive down-stream efficiencies
  • Gain visibility into Revit projects, changes, revision history, and redlining
  • Dynamically produce schedules, costed BOMs, and specs against Revit projects
  • Drive improved BOM accuracy
  • Accelerate the quoting process

About the Presenter:

Martin van der Roest has nearly three decades of experience developing products and solutions focused on product life-cycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM), and CAD integrations for engineering and manufacturing companies. Martin is also the founder and president of The vdR Group (vdR), which serves the needs of engineering, manufacturing, and owner/operators with solutions, products, and services focused on PLM, PDM, and ERP.

Celebrate our Past | Shape our Future

This meeting has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. See you in January!

a Revit User Group

Thursday, November 10, 2016
11:30-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
RSVP here

Please join us as we express our appreciation for everything this user group has done to improve the experience of Revit software users throughout the community.

Ideate is passionate about Revit software; our leadership team has spent 10 years focused on being a top Autodesk value–added reseller and developing add–in solutions for Revit software. By participating in our user group and discussing ideas, challenges, and successes, you have contributed to Revit software remaining one of the top BIM programs on the market.

In addition to thanking you at the event, we will lead an informal discussion on what you would like to see happen with this user group going forward. What has worked? What hasn’t? What do you wish we did differently? Help shape the future of this group by coming prepared to share your thoughts.

No presentations. No PowerPoints. Just a group of like–minded people discussing how this user group can better help you achieve your goals.

About the Presenter:

Bob Palioca, president of Ideate, Inc., has pioneered education and implementation solutions for design technologies for nearly three decades. Bob founded Ketiv Technologies, one of Autodesk’s first value added resellers, with a focus on combining technical expertise with practical application. As a respected AutoCAD expert, Bob built a loyal customer base in management roles at Ketiv Technologies, IMAGINiT Technologies, and ID8 Media, which he rebranded as Ideate, Inc. Shortly thereafter, Bob purchased Ideate, Inc. in 2005. Under Bob’s leadership, Ideate, Inc. continues to be at the forefront of innovation, with his direct involvement in the development of the highly regarded BIM software solutions for the Revit family of products, Ideate Software.

 

Burning Man and BIM

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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Burning Man, often described as an experiment in community and art, is also an experiment in architecture. Join this presentation for an overview of Burning Man and details of specific projects that have been built out in the Black Rock Desert. We will discuss design collaboration tools in the context of software and the use of Revit and other platforms with large volunteer groups. We will also discuss fast–track projects and the actual CNC fabrication side of building real projects in challenging environments.

About the Presenters:

Douglas Smith is a project BIM manager at Woods Bagot. Previously, he worked at SOM as a digital design coordinator and specialist. Outside of work, he is a long time “Burner” (one who attends Burning Man). He first trekked to Black Rock City in 1998 with a college friend and since then, has only missed the one in 2014, bringing his total years of attending to 17. At the past two events he attended, he worked on the Temple projects: The Temple of Wholyness by Gregg Fleishmann in 2013 and as part of the Dreamers Guild that built Temple of Promise designed by Jazz Tigan in 2015.

Jeffrey McGrew is a licensed architect in California. His background is based in business, architecture, technology, and construction. Since 2006 he has been the co-founder and lead architect of the design–build studio Because We Can. An award–winning designer and public speaker, he loves to solve problems, generate ideas, and make great things for the great people Because We Can works for. A leader in the use of BIM and Digital Fabrication, Jeffrey has a deep history in applying Revit in unusual situations. Having attended Burning Man off and on since 1996, he’s helped with several art projects including The Serpent Twins by Jon Sarriugarte in 2011 and The Temple of Wholyness by Gregg Fleishmann in 2013.

The Easy Button Myth: BIM and the Human Element

a Revit User Group

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all. Lunch provided by Ideate.
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1.5 CES LUs

In the AEC industry, it is important not to popularize the idea that BIM is an “easy button.” This is especially true when helping subcontractors make the transition to BIM for the first time. Rather, we want to promote the usefulness of the tool by showing how it aids in communication and coordination through visualization. During this presentation, we will discuss workflows with Revit and Navisworks that streamline the coordination process, as well as communication strategies we have successfully used with subcontractors on recent Modulus projects.

About the Presenters:

Jenn Thomas received her B.A. in Architecture from UC Berkeley.
Sara Troy received her B.A. from California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo.

Both women have more than 6 years of experience using BIM in the AEC industry. Both are BIM Project Managers for Modulus Consulting, a national BIM services firm headquartered in San Francisco, CA. They specialize in structural, architectural, and MEP modeling in Revit as well as BIM coordination management. They have worked on a wide range of projects, such as a new zoo in Qatar, a micro–processor manufacturing facility, modular affordable housing, high–rises, hospitals, and corporate offices and have successfully helped designers, GCs, and subcontractors make the transition to BIM.

Learning Objectives:

Forethcoming.

One Model to Rule Them All: Using Revit to Produce Multiple Analytical Energy Models

a Revit User Group

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
11:30am-1pm
Free and open to all.
Lunch provided by Ideate, Inc. Register here.

1 CES LU

Attendees will learn how to use Revit software as a powerful and rapid geometry creation tool. As energy analysts and mechanical engineers, we often require multiple energy analysis programs to produce energy performance models: Title 24 and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) compliance models, load calculation models, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models. We can save significant time and money by using Revit to create a single analytical model we can export to various programs, including Simulation CFD, eQUEST, energyPRO, Trane’s TRACE, Integrated Environmental Solutions’ Virtual Environment software, and California’s new CBECC–Com software. This class will provide a detailed workflow for creating the geometry and exporting to the various programs, and you will discover tips and tricks to help troubleshoot and control the quality of your mechanical, electrical and plumbing designs.

About the Presenter:

Steve Gross is an energy analyst and licensed mechanical engineer at Interface Engineering, Inc. His background is in mechanical engineering and building science and his specialties include whole–building energy analysis, sustainable mechanical design, and mechanical control system optimization. Steve has substantial experience with successful projects, including those involving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Net–Zero Energy and Water, energy audits/retrofits and Passivhaus certification.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, attendees will…

  1. Learn how to use Revit software workflow for rapidly building an analytical model from an architectural model.
  2. Be able to use Revit software and the Green Building Studio service to export to multiple energy analysis programs.
  3. Learn at least three ways of using Revit software to create CFD boundary condition geometry.
  4. Know how to quickly import a full lighting design into an energy model.